IN Sen: Coats Rails against ‘Disastrous Bank Bailout’ – Takes Donation from Bailed-out Bank

Washington Post:

The bailouts have become campaign fodder for Republicans to use against their Democratic rivals. In a television commercial, former Republican senator Dan Coats pillories his opponent in the Indiana Senate race, Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D), for supporting “the Obama-Reid-Pelosi agenda,” including “the disastrous bank bailout.”

Coats has received more than $30,000 for his Senate campaign from companies, including J.P. Morgan Chase and GM, that took government money. No companies on the bailout list have donated to Ellsworth. Neither campaign responded to a request for comment.

The latest poll from Rasmussen, a polling company notoriously in the tank for the Republican Party, shows Coats with a solid lead over Ellsworth, 52 percent to 34 percent.

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